Perfection! That’s one (and probably, the best) word to describe Park Bo-gum. He is today one of Korea’s hottest stars – but it’s not all thanks to his good looks, our puppy-eyed cutie Bogummy worked his way up to earn the love he’s now receiving. Let’s look back at the roles Park Bo-gum brought to life over the years!
Park Bo-gum made his screen debut through the 2011 film Blind as Kang Dong-woo, an aspiring dancer who died in a car accident with his sister. So for Bogummy lovers, be ready to cry!
And if that’s not enough to bawl your eyes out, see Park Bo-gum as an injured teenager asking for help in the 2012 OCN action drama Hero! Poor, Bogummy.
Park Bo-gum followed Hero with another short appearance as the young counterpart of Nam Goong-min, playing an aspiring photojournalist in KBS Drama Special called Still Cut.
Also in 2012, Park Bo-gum returned to the movies via Runway Cop where he played the young Cha Chul-soo (Kang Ji-hwan).
In the following year, Park Bo-gum did another minor role (where he almost got killed, AGAIN) in the commercially and critically successful period drama Bridal Mask which is top-billed by actor Joo Won.
Working non-stop, Park Bo-gum then went to play the youngest and mischievous child to veteran actress Bae Jong-ok in Wonderful Mama. Trivia: They filmed some scenes in Cebu!
Back to playing younger versions of leading characters, Park Bo-gum played the young Lee Seon-jin in the 2014 melodrama Wonderful Days where he starred opposite to AOA’s Mina.
Ever imagined Park Bo-gum with a long hair? Well, check out his appearance in the 2014 epic movie The Admiral. He played the son of a slain captain under Admiral Yi Sun-shin who wanted to take revenge on their Japanese enemies.
Park Bo-gum reunited with his Bridal Mask co-star Joo Won in the drama adaption of the well-loved Japanese manga Nodame Cantabile. He played Lee Yoon-ho, a prodigy cellist.
Yes! Park Bo-gum has been going back and forth between movies and dramas (which I think is great) because in 2015, he starred in the award-winning film Coin Locker Girl with Kim Hye-soo, Kim Go-eun and Go Kyung-pyo. He played a sweet guy who softened the heart of debt collector Il-young (Kim Go-eun) by showing her kindness (aww) Look at his smile! Who wouldn’t have a change of heart?
Back in dramaland, Park Bo-gum showed a different side to him, playing a psychopathic lawyer in suspense-comedy I Remember You. It’s when his acting started garnering attention from critics and viewers alike. That’s a killer(‘s) smile, indeed.
In 2015, he made a surprise cameo in The Producers as host of music show where IU’s character Cindy won the top spot.
But it’s not until the nostalgic hit series Reply 1988 that Park Bo-gum became a household name. Park Bo-gum played genius Go player Choi Taek who’s one of the four friends living together in a closely-knit neighborhood. This marked his reunion with Coin Locker Girl co-star Go Kyung-pyo.
Breaking the so-called Reply Curse, Park Bo-gum continued to be successful with his follow-up drama Love in the Moonlight. It’s so well-known that it launched Park Bo-gum to stardom and solidified him as one of South Korea’s most bankable leading actors. Who would not fall for a prince like Lee Young?
In November 2018, Park Bo-gum’s much-anticipated drama, Encounter premiered. He played the role of Kim Jin-hyeok, an ordinary young man who had a romantic “encounter” with a woman while he’s on vacation. The woman, played by Song Hye-kyo, turned out to be Cha Soo-hyun – the CEO of the company where he would work.
In 2020, Park Bo-gum starred opposite Park So-dam in the youth romance drama, Record of Youth. This served as his last drama before he started his military service in August 31, 2020.
*This list was originally posted on our Facebook page in 2017. Minor revisions were made to update the actors’ filmography.